The Clare Valley Film Festival showcases Australian and international independent film, as well as informing and inspiring a new generation of filmmakers, meanwhile raising the profile of this vibrant and diverse area – the Clare Valley.
“It is always a joy to watch young film-makers at work from all over the world, and it has been my privilege to do so ever since I was invited by Seeta Indrani and Chris Bishop to help programme the Clare Valley Film Festival. A lot of the entries this year are concerned with family, mostly exploring the relationship between parents and children, while two are specifically about brothers. Other entries engage with the eternal subjects of friendship and love, often in fresh and charming ways. My task was to group the films into two sessions, each under its own theme. After some consideration, I have called the first ‘Mothers and Fathers’, and the second ‘Sons and Lovers’, though the boundaries are not as clearcut as the titles might suggest!”
Carolyn Choa, Program Co-ordinator